Ukrainian based musical duo Gainsay is comprised of Vova Migunov (singer, songwriter) and Ivan Markovsky (producer, composer). They recently announced the official release of their latest single entitled “Hiroshima” to take place on digital music services worldwide on October 14, 2016. This will be the first single off of their upcoming EP “Close.” Listen to Hiroshima HERE. Here is what Vova had to say about “Hiroshima”:
“Hiroshima is not a story in a direct way. It’s a slow-mo animation, it’s supposed to put 3D glasses on you and guide you through the set of changing environments – gloomier ones, colder ones, vague ones, and then to show you that you’re moving fast enough to have nothing to do with them, which gives you a sense of safety and certainty.”
Ivan also had this to say about the new EP:
“The upcoming EP ‘Close’ is the new direction for our music where we tried to be as straight forwards and laconic as possible; here’s the voice- here’s the song- here’s an accompaniment. Our intention was to express our own musicality regardless of trends and genres.”
Ivan Markovsky– Born in Ukraine, lived in Donetsk (Ukraine), Kyiv (Ukraine) and Moscow, Russia, currently continuing his music career in Brooklyn, NY. Markovsky worked as an independent solo artist, and producer, issuing several solo records in Russia as an author, composer or producer. He wrote music to over 400 TV Commercials for world brands including Orbit, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonalds and Samsung. His musical influences are very different: King Crimson, Depeche Mode, Miles Davis, The Cure, Portishead, David Bowie, Michael Franks, Madonna, Marvin Gaye, ConnanMockasin, Chet Baker, Sly & The Family Stone, Tom Waits, George Michael, Cocteau Twins. Ivan has had quite a bit of life experience; working as a construction worker, bus stops announcer, bill collector, copywriter at advertising agency, editor on TV, and a windows cleaner.
Vova Migunov– Originally from Ukraine, Vova is currently living in Baton Rouge, LA. Migunov began singing and taking voice lessons at a young age and participated in local singing competitions in Ukraine. Since he never learned to play an instrument, Vova exclusively focuses on writing lyrics and coming up with melodies a cappella. His musical influences range from Madonna to Frank Ocean.
Gainsay began when Vova sent Ivan a demo of the song “Keep Distance” from their first self-released record. It was a spooky sounding recording, Vova was accompanied by his classmate playing guitar, slightly off beat and very off tune. Ivan instantly fell in love, and they started remotely working on three songs at the same time.This first record gave the push to start working as a band and led them in a new direction to record Hiroshima and the upcoming EP.